18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  19​h
1
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
2
Hamilton Island
— 1 day
+2
Fly + foot + train:  5​h
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
St Helens
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
8
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
You'll explore and learn at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Gantheaume Point. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Staircase To The Moon. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Japanese Cemetery.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Broome online trip builder .

Mumbai, India to Broome is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Mumbai to Broome, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Broome when traveling from Mumbai in November, with lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
day
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club and then kick back and relax at Catseye Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island day trip website .

Getting from Broome to Hamilton Island by flight takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Broome in November; daily highs in Hamilton Island reach 33°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then explore the striking landscape of Tamborine Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Burleigh Head National Park, and then kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Hamilton Island to Gold Coast in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hamilton Island in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Gold Coast. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Frankston Beach and William Ricketts Sanctuary. Appreciate the collections at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park and Eastern Beach Reserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: National Wool Museum (in Geelong), McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park (in Langwarrin) and Brighton Beach (in Brighton). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and steep yourself in history at St Paul's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne tour builder site .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Melbourne in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in November, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 26°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Geelong, Brighton Beach, William Ricketts Sanctuary, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park
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Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

1
day
St Helens

St Helens ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Eureka Farm, take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush, and finally stroll through Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the St Helens trip itinerary maker website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Melbourne to St Helens. Traveling from Melbourne in November, expect St Helens to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Eureka Farm
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Eureka Farm ©
Eureka Farm

1
night
Coles Bay

Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld, and then don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Bicheno
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole

2
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
On the 17th (Sun), examine the collection at Richmond Gaol, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, then indulge your taste buds at Cascade Brewery, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, then snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, then take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planner .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Richmond
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum

4
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Escape the urban bustle at Trigg Beach and Rockingham Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Matilda Bay Reserve and The Shipwreck Galleries. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Point Peron (in Rockingham) and The Fremantle Round House (in Fremantle). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Scarborough Beach, take some stellar pictures from Fraser Avenue Lookout, take in the exciting artwork at Glen Cowans' Studio at the Roundhouse, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Perth online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Hobart to Perth by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Hobart to Perth due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Hobart in November, with highs in Perth at 33°C and lows at 15°C. On the 22nd (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Rockingham, Scarborough Beach, Matilda Bay Reserve, Trigg Beach
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Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach
Matilda Bay Reserve ©
Matilda Bay Reserve

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